Viva Holidays has a huge range of holidays and activities offering a treasure trove of exciting gift ideas from Australia, the best gift shop in the world!
From as little as $100, you can purchase a VIVA HOLIDAYS gift card which opens up Australia like a real-life catalogue. Whether it’s an afternoon adventure or an epic multi-day journey, these gift cards can make travel plans a reality at any time. Instead of the typical gifts you find under the tree, this year why not give your loved ones something unforgettable like a snorkelling adventure on the Great Barrier Reef, a guided food tour of one of our beloved capital cities or an Indigenous eco-adventure in the heart of the Red Centre.
There are also holidays around special events like two nights in the heart of Sydney with a night at the opera, a cruise around the harbour and a luxurious stay at the new Crown Towers.
For those looking for a bespoke experience, try a fully escorted small-group journey like a seven-night tour of the Red Centre where, as part of an exclusive group of only 18 like-minded travellers, you will visit Alice Springs and get up close and personal with the “ship of the desert” on a private camel ride.
You will also marvel at the changing colours of Uluru from sunrise to sunset, wander through the magical Field of Light installation and dine under the stars at the Sounds of Silence gourmet dinner starting with canapés and cocktails (from $3999 per person, twin-share).
For a change of pace, jump aboard the paddle-wheeler PS Murray Princess for a relaxing seven-night holiday including a four-night cruise on the mighty Murray River exploring the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley – SA’s famed wine-growing vineyards and producer of fine wine. You will spend three nights pre-cruise at the Crown Plaza in Adelaide, where you can explore the city and taste some of the best produce at the markets.
For the ultimate escape, nothing compares to a three-night all-inclusive stay at Lizard Island Resort in Tropical North Queensland, located right on the Great Barrier Reef, where you can go snorkelling and be amazed by the coral reef or simply relax on powdery white beaches (from $3330 per person, twin-share).
For nature lovers and keen hikers, book a three-night Maria Island walk in Tasmania. The personalised small group four-day guided walk is one of Tasmania’s most beautiful and historic experiences which includes two-nights “glamping” accommodation in private wilderness camps with food and wine (from $2600 per person, twin-share). For wine aficionados, the Mornington Peninsula, with its rolling hills, orchards, olive groves and 200 vineyards, is a great holiday escape.
Choose a three-night stay at Jackalope Hotel plus a tour to the Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove (from $1185 per person, twin-share).
And for a family getaway, there’s a three-night stay at the Hilton Cairns with breakfast included. And, better still, the kids stay and eat for FREE!
But if time is tight or you are looking for something closer to home, Viva Holidays offers some fantastic experiences for daytrips. Book a one-hour sunrise hot-air balloon flight in Melbourne for fabulous views of the city or take a deluxe day tour of the Blue Mountains, which includes entry to Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, a glass of sparkling wine, morning tea, lunch and transfers from Sydney.
If you’re in South Australia, there’s the Ultimate Maggie Beer’s Farmshop Experience in the Barossa. The two-hour experience includes a cooking demonstration with Maggie Beer products – yes, you do get to taste the food – plus a grazing board lunch by the dam with a bottle of wine.
Whether it’s stocking fillers – or bucket list presents – these gifts continue giving by bringing happiness and joy to Australia’s tourism operators which have been hit hard by recent lockdowns.
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Viva Holidays Gift Ideas
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Ultimate Maggie Beer’s Farmshop Experience, from $110 per person
If you’re partial to a Barossa Valley trip and have a partner who is keen on food and drink, this two-hour experience includes a cooking demonstration with Maggie Beer products and a guided tasting of three Pheasant Farm Wines and three Duran Distillery Gins.
Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Three nights at Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley, from $245 per person, twin-share
What’s a better feeling than looking forward to a weekend away? This deal gets you three nights in a resort room at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, with a bonus $100 food-and-beverage voucher to be splashed on something special.
Two nights at Crowne Plaza Hobart, from $259 per person, twin-share
Stay at the stunning Crowne Plaza Hobart for two nights in a Superior Room. This special offer includes daily breakfast, a welcome drink and late check-out.
Uluru, Northern Territory
Tali Wiru Dining Experience, from $385 per person
Treat someone special to this fine dining experience under an outback sky in Uluru. Includes a four-course dinner with matching wines, as well as Indigenous storytelling and a didgeridoo performance.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery Tour, from $569 per person
If you’re buying for someone more attuned to adventure and wildlife, this Kangaroo Island tour is the answer. It’s a full day 4WD tour visiting Seal Bay. You’re likely to spot sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Three nights at InterContinental Sorrento, from $589 per person, twin-share
Spend a short getaway at the luxurious InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula. The package includes daily breakfast, free minibar and a late check-out for an indulgent lie-in on your last morning. Explore the region’s vineyards and beaches, indulge in the ultimate dining experience, and browse homemade goods at local markets.
Yarra Valley, Victoria
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Wine, from $579 per person
Why not treat someone to the best sunrise they’ll ever see! Be hoisted high above the rolling hills of Yarra Valley, with an hour in the skies plus a champagne breakfast and souvenir pack.
Hayman Island, Queensland,
Three nights at Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort, from $1545 per person, twin-share
If you’re shopping for someone who deserves the best of the best, get them the best of the best. Hayman Island is an isolated paradise on the Great Barrier Reef where you’ll receive nothing but pampering and premium services.